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Cars on Highway 202 heading toward Cummings Valley wait at a temporary signal light on Friday, Jan. 13. The one-way traffic that has been necessary since a widening project began in early October. Caltrans expects to begin paving and installing a new guardrail to wrap up the project during the week of Jan. 16, weather permitting.

Motorists frustrated by extended delays on Highway 202 between Tehachapi and Cummings Valley have some good news — Caltrans expects paving to begin soon.

But there’s even better news from the transportation agency about long-planned truck-climbing lanes on the eastbound side Highway 58 west of Tehachapi.